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Thursday, February 22

Rivers and History, Rivers of History- Symposium Keynote Lecture
4:30 pm
Terje Tvedt
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Confucius Institute, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center, Department of History, World History Center, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, GSPIA and Carnegie Mellon University Department of History
Patryk Reid
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The talk will discuss some examples of the very important but changing roles of rivers in history (the small Akerselva in Oslo, Norway, the Derwent in England, the Indus, and the Huang He in China). Based on these cases it will discuss modernization theories that dominated international discourse on development after World War II, theories that disregarded the role of water in historical developments.

For more information, please see: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/rivers-symposium.